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  • Spectacular ‘pink supermoon’ will hit the sky on Monday

    04/25/2021 4:09:36 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 25, 2021 | 3:27pm | Kate Sheehy
    The year’s only “pink supermoon” will hit its peak in the night sky Monday. The lunar treat is one of the three most spectacular showings of the earthly satellite all year — appearing up to 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than regular moons. Monday’s full spring-time moon won’t actually be pink — that’s just the moniker it earned from the Farmer’s Almanac because its appearance is timed around that of the pink North American wildflower moss phlox. But it will be “super’’ to see because it is one of the few times of the year that the moon...
  • Total lunar eclipse meets supermoon Sunday night

    01/17/2019 9:38:33 PM PST · by blueplum · 24 replies
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Here comes a total lunar eclipse and supermoon, all wrapped into one. The moon, Earth and sun will line up this weekend for the only total lunar eclipse this year and next. At the same time, the moon will be ever so closer to Earth and appear slightly bigger and brighter than usual — a supermoon. "This one is particularly good," said Rice University astrophysicist Patrick Hartigan. "It not only is a supermoon and it's a total eclipse, but the total eclipse also lasts pretty long. It's about an hour." The whole eclipse starts Sunday...
  • Phases of the Super Blue Blood Moon of 2018 Explained

    01/30/2018 4:53:16 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 11 replies ^ | | January 29, 2018 07:30am ET | Joe Rao,
    No enthusiastic skywatcher ever misses a total eclipse of the moon. The spectacle of the lunar disk slipping into Earth's shadow and turning a deep shade of red is often more striking and engaging than one might think. What's more, when the moon is entering into and later emerging out of Earth's shadow, secondary phenomena may be overlooked, but these additional features of the eclipse are worth looking out for.  A total lunar eclipse occurs when the moon is completely submerged in Earth's dark, inner shadow, called the umbra. If the moon is only partly covered by the umbra, or...
  • Live Super Blue Blood Moon Thread

    01/31/2018 4:02:42 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 37 replies
    God's Creation | 31 January 2018 | FR
    I didn't see a Live Thread about this morning's event, so I thought I'd start one. If you take pictures of it, please share them!
  • Supermoon EARTHQUAKE? Mystic warns of magnitude 7 quake from 'TUESDAY' as planets line up

    01/28/2018 1:51:36 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 50 replies
    The Express uk ^ | 01/27/2018 | Jon Austin
    Self-styled Dutch earthquake predictor Frank Hoogerbeets issued the warning in video uploaded to his YouTube channel and website Ditrianum. He warned that around next week's Supermoon event, from January 30 to February 2, there will be planetary “amplifications” which he described as critical. He said: “From January 30 to February 2 will be more critical with the possibility of a seven pointer because of an amplification here on the 30th. “Also on the 31st with the full Moon there is also lunar eclipse and also called Blue Moon, because it is the second full Moon of the month. “But a Blue...
  • The moon is about to do something it hasn’t done in more than 150 years

    01/02/2018 10:43:52 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 9 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | Jan 02, 2018 | Alex Harris
    Call it whatever you like — a blue red moon, a purple moon, a blood moon — but the moon will be a special sight on Jan. 31. Three separate celestial events will occur simultaneously that night, resulting in what some are calling a super blue blood moon eclipse. The astronomical rarity hasn’t happened for more than 150 years, according to A super moon, like the one visible on New Year’s Day, is the term for when a full moon is closest to the Earth in its orbit, appearing bigger and brighter than normal. Supermoon rises over Reno, Nevada...
  • New Year’s Day Supermoon Livestream: How and When To Watch

    12/31/2017 8:47:27 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    newsweek ^ | 12/31/17 at 4:09 PM | Janissa Delzo
    Stargazers are in luck for the new year—it’s going to kick off with a stellar start. On New Year’s Day, a supermoon is going to light up the sky. But, not just any supermoon. It’s going to be the largest one of 2018. It’s best to catch a view of the full moon shortly after sunset, but if you’d rather stay indoors and watch the moon from the comfort of your own home, here’s a couple of sites hosting livestreams of the event. Slooh, an astronomy broadcasting service, is offering a free webcast of the New Year’s Day supermoon. Their...
  • The First Supermoon of 2018 Arrives on New Year's Day

    12/30/2017 2:41:06 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 27 replies ^ | December 29, 2017 | Aric Jenkins
    The new year will be off to a celestial start with the appearance of a bigger and brighter supermoon — this time nicknamed the “wolf moon.” The supermoon is a nickname of its own, referring to a full moon that appears larger and more luminous due to its increased proximity to the Earth. The wolf moon, however, refers to the first full moon of the new year, which so happens to fall on New Year’s Day this time around, according to NASA. The second of a “supermoon trilogy” that began with a supermoon at this beginning of this month, the...
  • Full Moon Sunday Kicks Off 'Supermoon Trilogy,' Including a Lunar Eclipse

    12/02/2017 5:40:51 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    spacecom ^ | Elizabeth Howell
    The Dec. 3 full moon is the first of three consecutive supermoons, including a lunar eclipse. The other supermoons will happen on Jan. 1 and Jan. 31, 2018. You can watch Sunday's supermoon live online here, courtesy of the online astronomy service Slooh or directly from If you only have time to catch one of them, be sure to check out the "extra-special" Jan. 31 supermoon, NASA said in a statement Friday (Dec. 1). The late January supermoon will take place during a total lunar eclipse visible from western North America, the Pacific and Eastern Asia. It will also be a...
  • This Year's Only Supermoon Happens This Weekend

    11/28/2017 5:51:44 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | Nov 28, 2017 | Andrew Moseman
    Loft your eyes toward the skies on Sunday, Dec 3. The only supermoon of 2017 will be appearing over your head. ... The moon's orbit varies a lot. On average, our natural satellite is 238,000 miles from here. But it can be as far as about 252,000 miles away and as close as 221,000 miles or so. When the moon is full at that short distance, the resulting supermoon can appear about 14 percent larger in the sky, and can be about 30 percent brighter. ... This weekend's event won't be quite as spectacular as the much-ballyhooed supermoon of November...
  • In Americas? Watch supermoon tonight

    11/13/2016 10:13:49 AM PST · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    EarthSky ^ | November 13, 2016 | Bruce McClure
    The full moon of November 14, 2016 is not only the biggest, closest and brightest supermoon of this year. It’s the closest supermoon since January 26, 1948. Should you watch for this full moon on the night of November 14? Sure, and, if you do, it’ll be beautiful. But, for us in the Americas the moon is closer to full on the night of November 13. The moon turns precisely full on November 14, 2016 at 13:52 UTC. This full moon instant will happen in the morning hours before sunrise November 14 in western North America and on many Pacific...
  • How to Photograph the Supermoon: NASA Pro Shares His Tips

    11/12/2016 11:40:22 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 34 replies ^ | 11/12/2016 | Elizabeth Howell
    2. Scout the location carefully Use every tool possible to get the perfect shot, including Google Maps and compasses, to help you locate a spot where you'll be able to see the moon as well as the reference object you want to include. That may mean learning how to read a map, and finding out where the moon will appear on the horizon based on your location. If possible, travel to an area far from city lights to avoid light pollution. And make sure to be precise; Ingalls said he recalls setting up near Washington, D.C.'s Iwo Jima monument hundreds...
  • Night delight: 'supermoon' to grace Earth's skies

    11/11/2016 8:24:16 AM PST · by mandaladon · 24 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11 Nov 2016 | Irene Klotz
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - The largest, brightest full moon in nearly seven decades will be on display in the coming days, promising Earth-bound sky-watchers a celestial "supermoon" spectacle. The full moon will come nearer to Earth than at any time since 1948, astronomers said. At closest approach, which occurs at 6:23 a.m. EST on Monday, the moon will pass within 216,486 miles (348,400 km) of Earth's surface, about 22,000 miles (35,400 km) closer than average, they added. The moon's distance from Earth varies because it is in an egg-shaped, not circular, orbit around the planet. If skies are clear,...
  • November’s Supermoon 2016 – Closest of a Lifetime?

    11/09/2016 7:32:29 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 3 replies ^ | 11/09/2016 | David Dickinson
    Supermoon 2016. This month’s Full Moon is not only the closest for the year, but the nearest Full Moon for a 80 year plus span. Like Blue and Black Moons, a Supermoon is more of a cultural phenomenon than a true astronomical event. The Moon’s orbit is elliptical, taking it from 362,600 to 405,400 km from the Earth in the course of its 27.55 day anomalistic orbit from one perigee to the next. For the purposes of this week’s discussion, we consider a Supermoon as when the Full Moon occurs within 24 hours of perigee, and a Minimoon as when...
  • Powerful quake strikes New Zealand 7.4

    11/13/2016 3:32:15 AM PST · by waus · 103 replies
    BBC ^ | 11-13-16 | waus
    Earthquake of magnitude 7.4 strikes near Christchurch in New Zealand, hit by deadly tremor in 2011, US experts say.
  • Quake strikes New Zealand, thousands flee homes as tsunami hits (7.8?

    11/13/2016 9:07:44 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 25 replies ^ | Nov 14 | By Charlotte Greenfield
    Seismologist says tidal surge of up to one metre has been recorded in North Canterbury region of the New Zealand's South Island * USGS says quake magnitude revised to 7.8* Authorities issue tsunami alert, say waves could be 5 metres* Thousands flee homes to seek higher ground* Reports emerging of injuries, so far no reports of deaths* In 2011, a 6.3 quake killed 185 people in Christchurch (Adds authorities warning first tsunami waves may not be biggest)By Charlotte GreenfieldWELLINGTON, Nov 14 (Reuters) - A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck central New Zealand just after midnight, the U.S. Geological Survey said, causing...
  • Record Supermoon and 9 More Can't-Miss Sky Events in November

    11/01/2016 11:51:13 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 15 replies
    National Geographic ^ | November 1, 2016 | Andrew Fazekas
    Record Supermoon and 9 More Can't-Miss Sky Events in November The coming month brings the roaring lion of meteor displays, dazzling planets, and plenty more reasons to look up at the night sky. You’ll even have the chance to catch the most impressive supermoon in nearly seven decades.So dust off those binoculars and mark your November calendar!Moon and Saturn—November 2 About an hour after local sunset, catch the razor-thin crescent moon hanging over Saturn. The cosmic pair will appear less than three degrees apart, or less than the width of your three middle fingers held at arm’s length. Adding to...
  • As Florida Keys flood, property worries seep in

    12/14/2015 8:46:56 AM PST · by simpson96 · 55 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 12/13/2015 | Kerry Sheridan
    Key Largo (United States) (AFP) - Extreme high tides have turned streets into canal-like swamps in the Florida Keys, with armies of mosquitoes and the stench of stagnating water filling the air, and residents worried rising sea levels will put a damper on property values in the island chain.On Key Largo, a tropical isle famous for snorkeling and fishing, the floods began in late September.While people expected high tides due to the season and the influence of a super moon, they were taken by surprise when a handful of streets in the lowest-lying neighborhoods stayed inundated for nearly a month...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Supermoon Total Lunar Eclipse and Lightning Storm

    09/29/2015 7:36:39 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    NASA ^ | September 29, 2015 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: What's more rare than a supermoon total lunar eclipse? How about a supermoon total lunar eclipse over a lightning storm. Such an electrifying sequence was captured yesterday from Ibiza, an island in southeastern Spain. After planning the location for beauty, and the timing to capture the entire eclipse sequence, the only thing that had to cooperate for this astrophotographer to capture a memorable eclipse sequence was the weather. What looked to be a bother on the horizon, though, turned out to be a blessing. The composite picture features over 200 digitally combined images from the same location over the...
  • Images From Apollo, Ahead of Tonight's Supermoon Eclipse

    09/27/2015 2:20:23 PM PDT · by PROCON · 34 replies ^ | Sep. 27, 2015 | Alan Taylor
    Tonight, as the full Moon reaches its closest point to Earth, it will also be dimmed by a total lunar eclipse. This Supermoon eclipse will reach totality at 10:11 p.m Eastern Time, and will last one hour and 12 minutes. According to NASA, it will “be visible to North and South America, Europe, Africa, and parts of West Asia and the eastern Pacific.”